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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Unfortunately to be a serious candidate the stipulations in accepting public funding of elections is unrealistic in chances of winning. Nor do I see how public funding of an election relates to starting a charity.
    It doesn't. He just has millions of dollars that he plans to blow on a worthless campaign instead of on the poor. I guess fellow travelers of Bernie just wouldn't donate in those large dollar amounts if it was just to help poor people.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Looks like his message is resonating with people.
    Yes, and that message is "Need to hedge our bets on Hilary".
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    It's sad when your success as a politician depends on how much money you have access to.
    it is, for sure. it would probably take a constitutional amendment to change that now, and the chances of that happening approach zero.

    it's very unlikely that he'll get the nomination, but i'll probably vote for him anyway. the idiots in my state won't fix our late primary date, so he'll have dropped out by the time i get to vote, most likely. the primary system isn't as frustrating as the money part, but it's close. the same few states get to pick the candidates almost every time. i don't see how anyone thinks that's fair or that it could be a good idea to set it up that way. the solution is obvious : a national primary day, or two super Tuesdays spaced a couple weeks apart.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it is, for sure. it would probably take a constitutional amendment to change that now, and the chances of that happening approach zero.

    it's very unlikely that he'll get the nomination, but i'll probably vote for him anyway. the idiots in my state won't fix our late primary date, so he'll have dropped out by the time i get to vote, most likely. the primary system isn't as frustrating as the money part, but it's close. the same few states get to pick the candidates almost every time. i don't see how anyone thinks that's fair or even a good idea. the solution is obvious : a national primary day, or two super Tuesdays space a couple weeks apart.
    The powers that be don't want the system to be fair or easy.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It doesn't. He just has millions of dollars that he plans to blow on a worthless campaign instead of on the poor. I guess fellow travelers of Bernie just wouldn't donate in those large dollar amounts if it was just to help poor people.
    I would imagine if he has leftover money he will give it to a charity. He can either give it to a political party or a charity, but him being really an "Independent" I cannot imagine him donating leftover cash back to the party. But we will have to see. But, hey if your point is "well he talks about helping working class and poor people, he should just start a charity and not run for office!", is kind of silly. Every single candidate is going to say that message, so essentially you can say that to any candidate running. Every candidate is going to say we need to give back the opportunity or to assist people in income mobility, what they differ is how to exactly to do that and the policies that will ensure this.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The powers that be don't want the system to be fair or easy.
    only when there is significant public pressure and they feel like their asses are on the line. but the concrete always sets back into the same old **** as soon as the shouting stops.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I would imagine if he has leftover money he will give it to a charity. He can either give it to a political party or a charity, but him being really an "Independent" I cannot imagine him donating leftover cash back to the party. But we will have to see. But, hey if your point is "well he talks about helping working class and poor people, he should just start a charity and not run for office!", is kind of silly. Every single candidate is going to say that message, so essentially you can say that to any candidate running. Every candidate is going to say we need to give back the opportunity or to assist people in income mobility, what they differ is how to exactly to do that and the policies that will ensure this.
    But only one of them is an actual socialist.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    But only one of them is an actual socialist.
    Yup. And you're point is?
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

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    But only one of them is an actual socialist.
    Yup. And you'r point is?
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    I would do anything to have:

    - One National Election Day

    - Mandatory Election Financing (only)

    Like George Washinton warned, I'd like to ban political parties too - but the above two items would fix most of what's wrong, I think.
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